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Analysis and comment on all matters pertaining to the supply chain and distribution of electronics components from Richard Wilson, editor of Electronics Weekly.

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Mouser adds instrumentation focus to microsites

Mouser Electronics’ latest applications specific website addresses instrumentation, offering component guidelines and system requirements for building instrumentation and data acquisition systems.

The aim of this applications section on the distributor’s main websites is to provide articles, resources and videos on building instrumentation and data acquisition systems including design guidelines…

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Design blog gives Mouser a sense of community

Mouser Electronics has entered the online community arena with a blog called “Bench Talk for Design Engineers”.

“Our goal is to provide a venue for various viewpoints within the area of technology, science and engineering,” said Kevin Hess, Mouser Electronics’ vice-president technical marketing.

It is expected to be a…

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Silica website switches on lighting products

Silica has launched a website for its Silica Lighting products including LEDs, opto devices, power and thermal management, LED drivers, interconnects and integrated LED lighting devices.

The website includes an applications tab which will provide an overview of various lighting applications such as outdoor, high bay and downlights.

“LED lighting…

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Avnet Memec enters the community blog world

Avnet Memec has re-designed its website which now includes a technology blog. The distributor has also added vertical market data and has optimised the website according to users’ country of origin.

“Just having a shop window website is no longer acceptable in our ever more connected world. Our customers…

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Future offers free STM32 Nucleo boards in Europe

Future Electronics is making the new range of STM32 Nucleo prototyping boards from STMicroelectronics available free via its FTM Board Club website for design engineers.

Board Club, which provides evaluation, development and prototyping boards free to any OEM engineers based in the EMEA region, now includes the STM32 Nucleo base…

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RS launches 3D design competition with £5,000 prize

RS Components and its US arm, Allied Electronics have launched as design competition based on the distributor’s recently introduced DesignSpark Mechanical, the downloadable 3D design software tool, co-developed with SpaceClaim.

The distributor is offering a prize of £5,000 and the first ever Ormerod 3D printer created by…

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Open source and the distributor

Distributors are not running away from providing access to essentially free open-source. Most suppliers recognise it has become an important part of the design community and can be used to drive business in semiconductor sales.

The distributors also can act as trusted sources of software for open source designbplatforms…

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Raspberry Pi goes gaming

A Raspberry Pi has been used as the hardware platform to build a fully portable gaming console.

It is the result of an online design project by blogger Ben Heck, who uses a Raspberry Pi Model B board featured in a two-part series on the element14 Community of distributor…

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